Nov-Dec 2010


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Articles

Tear Gas over Batamaloo

Angry protests and brutal crackdowns are nothing new to Kashmir. Neither is the intrigue between India and Pakistan. What has changed is Kashmiris' renunciation of violence—and a reawakened desire for autonomy.

Basharat Peer

Conservative Nation

Declarations of conservatism's demise after the 2008 election were greatly exaggerated. As the opposition, American conservatives are in their element—can they draw upon their intellectual tradition to solve what ails America?

James Piereson

Finding Forster

The antiliberal defenders of civilization—resisting the Ground Zero mosque—are wrong. Liberalism still offers the best hope for combating extremism.

Ian Buruma

Deepwater Horizon

The Macondo oil well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico is about to spur a bureaucratic overreaction that will ruin America's chance at becoming an energy exporter.

Edward L. Morse

Reviews and Essays

Tear Gas over Batamaloo

Angry protests and brutal crackdowns are nothing new to Kashmir. Neither is the intrigue between India and Pakistan. What has changed is Kashmiris' renunciation of violence—and a reawakened desire for autonomy.

Basharat Peer

Pariahs in Tehran

We shouldn't believe all we hear about the success of Obama's Iran strategy. The world needs to put a stranglehold on Tehran.

Kenneth M. Pollack

Conservative Nation

Declarations of conservatism's demise after the 2008 election were greatly exaggerated. As the opposition, American conservatives are in their element—can they draw upon their intellectual tradition to solve what ails America?

James Piereson

Finding Forster

The antiliberal defenders of civilization—resisting the Ground Zero mosque—are wrong. Liberalism still offers the best hope for combating extremism.

Ian Buruma

Qutb and the Jews

The conventional wisdom says Sayyid Qutb is the forefather of modern-day Islamic fundamentalism. What is less known is how the thinker's intense anti-Semitism and contempt for female sexuality contributed to this vulgar worldview.

Deepwater Horizon

The Macondo oil well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico is about to spur a bureaucratic overreaction that will ruin America's chance at becoming an energy exporter.

Edward L. Morse

Have Gun, Will Travel

The story of the AK-47 reads like a Stalinist myth. Whether it's true or not, the gun is a sure sign of humanity's penchant for violent solutions to conflict.

China Also Rises

Will China seek revenge for its century of humiliation at the hands of the West?

Piers Brendon

A House that Murdoch Bought

The business of newspapers isn't as interesting as journalists think. Not only that, few can write properly, few report thoroughly, and many are frustrated at being chroniclers rather than the persons being covered.